American Gangster

2007

R

157 Min

American Gangster

(0/5)

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Based on a true story.

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Released:
Oct 19th, 2007
Budget:
$50,000,000.00
Revenue:
$266,465,037.00
Country:
USA

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- Not only did the real Richie Roberts serve as Frank Lucas (III)'s lawyer after he went into private practice, he was godfather to Lucas's son.

- When Terry George was set to direct the film with Don Cheadle as Frank Lucas (III), Joaquin Phoenix was a definite consideration for the role of Richie Roberts. Phoenix previously co-starred…More

- Antoine Fuqua was originally set to direct this project in 2004 with Denzel Washington and Benicio Del Toro starring, but production was halted one month before shooting after Universal…More

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